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Dr. Imad Hoballah

Provost at American University in Dubai (AUD)

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Dr. Hoballah is Provost at the American University in Dubai (AUD). Dr. Hoballah also served until August 2015 as the TRA Chairman and CEO since April 2010 and the Head of Telecom Technologies Unit since March 2007.  Dr. Hoballah led the Lebanese National Committee for the Transition to Digital TV, served on several National and Regional Committees on Security including the Pan Arab Observatory for Cyber Security and Safety, chaired the " ITU CWG on Languages", the ITU "Radiocommunication CCV Committee", and the ITU "Standardization Committee for Vocabulary (SCV)", and the "Arab Multistakeholder Advisory Group" (AMAG) of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), chaired the "Arab Regulators Network (AREGNET)" Presidency between 2011 and 2012, and served as Vice Chair of the "Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG)" for 8 years. In 2012, Dr. Hoballah was appointed as Lebanon’s Representative to the "ITU", and Lebanon’s Representative to the "Government Advisory Committee (GAC)" of the "International Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)", Lebanon's representative to the "Arab Management Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)", and served on the "Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) of the ICANN".In December 2011, Dr. Hoballah was elected as Vice President of the Executive Committee of the “Arab Infrastructure Regulatory Forum (AIRF)”. Dr. Hoballah was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OMNIX Media Networks, and had previously held a number of executive positions at Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories including appointments as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President (EVP) for Services & Program Management, MEA Region. He also held Executive Sales Director (Africa & Levant) and Director positions of Services and Software, Sales & Product Management, and Information, Operation, & Data Networking Systems at Lucent Technologies in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Hoballah was also Senior Manager of Operations Systems, and Operations Systems Architecture Group & Data Services Product Management at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the U.S. and the Middle East. Dr. Hoballah has also served on the Board of several corporations. Dr. Hoballah has a noteworthy academic record. He received a "Program for General Development Diploma" from IMD Lausanne (Switzerland, 2000), a Master’s Certificate in "Project Management" from George Washington University (Washington DC, 1997), an "Executive Masters of Business Administration" from Columbia University (New York, 1994), a Ph.D. in "EE/Communications" from Syracuse University (NY, 1986), an MS in "Electrical Engineering" from Syracuse University (NY, 1982), as well as a B.S in "Chemistry" from the Lebanese University (Lebanon 1979).

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